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Scottish Potato Dishes
Scots use potatoes (tatties) in creative and versatile ways. This article looks at some traditional Scottish potato dishes.
Rich, buttery, crumbling on the tongue - shortbread is one of Scotland's finest foods.
Substantial soups, often a meal in themselves, are frequently made on cold Scottish days. Three Scottish staples are Cock-a-Leekie soup, Cullen Skink and Scotch Broth.
Scotland is a great holiday destination and provides some wonderful sports opportunities including climbing, fishing, golfing, munro bagging, skiing and snowboarding.
Sean Connery’s biggest claim to fame is his role as James Bond. He is remarkable in having achieved a successful acting career that has spanned decades.
Have you heard of the selkie folk? - seals who can shed their skins on land.
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott was a prolific author who produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews and translations. A few years before his death the life he had built for hiimself turned to dust in a year when his wife died shortly after he was declared bankrupt.
St Andrew's Day
St Andrew's Day, celebrated around the world, takes place on 30 November.
On the western edge of the Outer Hebrides lies the remotest of Scottish islands, cradled by the Atlantic Ocean, frequented by gannets, seabirds and puffins. Thousands of years ago settlers came to these islands blessed by weather temperate for such northern climes.
Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart - Book Review
Stormy Petrel (sometimes called The Stormy Petrel in the US) by Mary Stewart tells of a Cambridge academic visiting Moila, a small Hebridean island off the west coast of Scotland, and the adventures that befall her there.
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